"From the moment opening track ‘Grow Slow’ starts up, there is a huge wash of sound which gradually unfurls to reveal all kinds of magical moments. Glacial guitar notes ring out and spiral, taking on the album’s underlying concepts of desires and wishes and creating a real sense of how thoughts and emotions can so easily come and go, sometimes sticking around for longer while at others flying away before we can fully grasp them. Present Paradox’s David Kleinekottmann has engaged well here with his intention to move away from a more electronic sound and instead make use of miked up drums and guitars. This decision has truly paid off, as it has afforded the songs a rich feel with depth and tone that draws the listener in."
Chris Marsh, crossradar.com
"Moving into a more ‘live’ sound than previous releases, Space For Wishes is an incredibly rich and fully-formed release that wears its heart, and its influences, on its sleeve."
Kier Wiater Carnihan, the-monitors.com
"Space For Wishes feels like a natural extension of his earlier releases. As a huge Radiohead fan myself it's hard not to draw some similarities. A song like “Symmetric Ostinato” feels like it could be a distant cousin to a song like “Weird Fishes - Arpeggi” but aside from the picking patterns the melancholy in general just has a similar feel."
Matt Jensen, nomoredivision.com
"A Super Novaish medley of intricate design, musically fused together with the kind of design what articulates the architecture of ever single wish: alive, living, dead, and yet to be imagined. Music like this requires it’s own slipstream of conscious appreciation of art and the Universe. And yet, this album is so subtle to not overwhelm the senses or prove something brash. Somethings tells me the artist has just pulled off a little alchemy – and your wishes are heard."
Lena Ski, redcarpetliving.wordpress.com
"Radiohead, Brian Eno und Elbow sind ein paar der musikalischen Einflüsse von Present Paradox. Dahinter steckt der Dortmunder Filmstudent David Kleinekottmann. Der ist ein echtes Multitalent, denn egal ob Klavier, Gitarre oder Schlagzeug – er spielt alles selbst. Wünsche und Sehnsucht sind die Themen, die Present Paradox in seinen Stücken bearbeitet."